Archive - Apr 2013 - News Article
BOSTON (AP) â€” Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators, race organizers and police said.
One runner, a Rhode Island state trooper, said he saw at least two dozen people with very serious injuries, including missing limbs.
About two hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County are investigating a case involving a body that was found near Hechts Landing Sunday morning.
ST. MARYS — When people pay for fishing and hunting licenses, they may wonder where that money goes. Part of it ends up at the St. Marys Fish Hatchery on Ohio 364 raising fish straight from the eggs to stock fish for Grand Lake St. Marys, but also to populate lakes all over the state, from Mosquito Lake to the east, Clendening Lake to the south and as far north as Olander Lake.
The hatchery welcomed visitors Saturday, inviting them to learn how the fish are raised, try out archery, have food and to let children catch a few fish.
ST. MARYS — Children from around the area arrived at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Thursday and Friday to take part in Make Believe Hospital, an initiative designed to acquaint them with the different departments, equipments, uniforms and procedures they might encounter if they ever need to be in the hospital.
Children were instructed about healthy eating and exercise, given the opportunity to listen to their hearts with a stethoscope, see an IV, try on a cast, see real X-rays of broken bones, and learn about the entire hospital processes.
ST. MARYS — Roughrider senior Austin Dysert exudes everything artsy — the energy in his voice and mannerisms shout theater, but Dysert says this was not always evident to him.
“When I was in elementary school I thought I wanted to be either a chemistry teacher or a chemist,” he said.
His family was big into football, and games would be on every Saturday and Sunday at his house. Dysert hated musicals and had no idea the people he watched on TV were paid to do what they do.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys students swept the national Eagles art competition this year, winning three first place prizes and a fourth place prize when judged against third through sixth grade students from all 50 states.
In the third grade category, Navaeh Emerich won first place, among fourth graders, Konnor Houston won second place, among fifth graders Yuki Kawamura won first place, and among sixth graders Keegan Sawmiller won first and Michael Hurley won fourth place.
MINSTER — After a 25 percent dip in tourism because of lake issues in 2009 and 2010, the Auglaize and Mercer Counties Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated an 8 percent increase in 2012 tourism, improving on the previous year’s 1 percent gain.
The CVB held its annual awards luncheon, which included special speaker Kathleen Phipps talking on Scenic Stops, a local television show bringing attention to sites and people around Ohio.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen Board of Education members will move forward by looking at scheduling options for community meetings about the November bond issue, as numbers on the cost of a new building may come in as early as next week.
Board member Mandy Niekamp said she believed it would be a good idea to get started with community feedback and get the issue on the ballot for November, then if community feedback is completely negative, there would be time to take the issue off the ballot.
CELINA - A St. Marys man was shot and killed Wednesday in Celina, following an incident with law enforcement officials.
CELINA — An unidentified, shirtless man reportedly wearing a cowboy hat and waving a firearm was transported for injuries relating to a shooting on Market Street outside the Lakeshore Auto Sales Wednesday afternoon.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said dispatchers received a 911 call about a man in Celina walking down the street with a weapon. The call was transferred to the Celina Police Department.
"Once the officer was on the scene, the next call was that shots were fired and we needed an ambulance," Grey said.